The NHS Health Check is part of a new national scheme to help prevent the onset of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. Everyone between 40 and 74 who has not been diagnosed with the conditions mentioned will be invited for a check once every five years. If you are outside the age range and concerned about your health, you should contact your GP.
In Lewisham, you can get your NHS Health Check from:
- Your GP surgery
- Some local pharmacies
- Trained nurses and volunteers in some community settings.
For more information on the check call the NHS Health Check helpline on 0845 850 9850 (Text phone 0845 606 4647) or visit www.nhs.uk. (Calls cost a minimum of 5pm per minute from a BT andline, mobiles and other networks may vary. You may be charged a minimum cost per call).
For details on which local pharmacies are providing the check and for healthy lifestyle advice visit www.lewishampct.nhs.uk or call 0808 1410 118.